Governor Andrew Cuomo called the video, which was made public on Wednesday showing the arrest of Daniel Prude in Rochester ‘deeply disturbing’.
Prude later died in police custody.
Cuomo’s statement came as Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren suspended the officers involved. Officials have ruled Daniel Prude’s death a homicide.
“Last night, I watched the video of Daniel Prude’s death in Rochester. What I saw was deeply disturbing and I demand answers,” Cuomo said. “Under Executive Order 147, which I signed in 2015 after the death of Eric Garner, the Attorney General is investigating and I have full faith that she will complete a thorough review of the facts, get to the bottom of what happened and ensure that justice is served.”
“For the sake of Mr. Prude’s family and the greater Rochester community I am calling for this case to be concluded as expeditiously as possible. For that to occur we need the full and timely cooperation of the Rochester Police Department and I trust it will fully comply,” Cuomo added.
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